Monday, April 04, 2016

A-Z Journey of a Broken Foot (Lisfranc Injury)

If you’d like to know about my own injury, here’s a link to the inside scoop J But my daily A-Z posts are more general and informative, just so, if the time comes, you know what someone is going through because, trust me, it’s not ‘just a broken foot!’

CRUTCHES - A long stick with a crosspiece at the top, used as a support under the armpit by a lame person...... I found crutches painful (but then turned out I had injured my wrist at the same time which made using crutches hard work!)

CT SCAN -A Computerised Tomography uses a computer that takes data from several x-ray images of structures inside a human's body and converts them into pictures on a monitor..... This isn't always perfomed for a LF but if you need an operation it helps the surgeon get a much better picture of the damage in preparation for surgery. This machine I didn't mind :)
CAST - A bandage stiffened with Plaster of Paris, moulded to the shape of a limb that is broken and used to support and protect it: 'I had to spend a month in a cast'

Definitions courtesy of Oxford Dictionaries.

12 comments:

  1. Yikes!
    I had a CT scan recently of my head to help diagnose my migraines.

    Hope your foot gets better soon.


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    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Adventure!
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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    1. Hi Tim, hope the CT scan was useful. I've only ever had one migraine, that was the pits x

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  2. Yeah, I wouldn't like a scan of my head, but other body parts would be no problem.

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    1. That was my foot so all good. I did have to have an MRI on my hand, now that was unnerving, I just kept focused on the literal light at the end of the tunnel!

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  3. Ugh... sorry to hear about your foot! Hope it heals well and soon.
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs (and member of co-host Damyanti's team, D's Company )

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    1. Thanks Guilie and thanks for visiting :)

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  4. I've never had to use crutches but I've tried them and I feel for anyone that needs to use them. :(

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    1. I did get the hang of them, but I think the damage to my wrist made it more difficult.

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  5. Hope your foot gets better soon. Getting around on crutches is a pain.

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    1. Thanks Kate! And thanks for visiting :)

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  6. Visiting on C Day of the #Challenge. Love finding new blogs. If you have time or interest my theme is historic hotels and inns. Hope to see you. Have fun this month.

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    1. Hi Stepheny, thanks for visiting :)I have a target of 20 a day and catch up on Sundays - see you then!

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